Saturday, October 31, 2009

JG G3SG1 Review

Review by Sir secky74 of FilAirsoft.Com

Good day fellow airsofters, I have with me a newly released JG g3sg1, I’m a long time fan of this rifle, and a fan of JG also, when I heard that JG was going to release this baby, I immediately grabbed the opportunity to get me one.
Bought this baby from a fellow forumer/gunrunner, cheap to boot, plus a free 500 round hi-cap mag, anyway, the rifle come with a stock JG Shuangbao 1500mah NiCad battery, wall charger, winding key for the mag, 500 round metal hi-cap mag, bi-pod, cleaning rod and the unit of course.

So here goes my personal review of the unit, it’s my first time to make a review, so bear with me... ;D

The rifle...

Comes with the sweet looking bipod

Left side of the receiver

Right side of the receiver

Left side of the front assembly

Right side of the front assembly

Full stock

Flash Hider

Front Sight

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Difference Between Gas Blowback and Non-Blowback Gas Airsoft Guns

green gas airsoft guns
Author: Michiel Van Kets

Airsoft games are becoming increasingly popular all over the world, particularly in America and Europe. It is a very competitive sport that has many variations but generally involves two teams that shoot BBs or pellets at each other with airsoft guns or rifles. The games can be set-up in acres of woodland, urban environments or other varied terrain.

Airsoft guns are often exact replicas of actual firearms and can easily be mistaken for the genuine item. Although they travel at speeds that are much slower than a real gun they can still give you a good bruise if hit by one, however they cannot injure you seriously. It is necessary to take extreme caution when handling airsoft guns to prevent any misunderstandings or accidents. If you are on the premises of a licensed airsoft game site then full safety regulations should be taken into account as they are set not only for the safety of others but also your own.

One of the most popular types of airsoft guns are gas-powered guns and rifles. Also known as GBB, they are generally suitable for those who have some previous experience of airsoft guns but are not fully proficient; they can also work out cheaper than automatic electric guns.

Gas Airsoft Guns are considered by many airsoft players to be the best types of guns to buy, mainly due to their higher level of bb velocity compared to electric and spring powered guns. These types of guns are popular due to their realistic semi-automatic firing and the ease in which the magazine can be reloaded.

There are two types of gas-powered guns, Gas Blowback">”">Blowback and Non-Blowback Gas Airsoft Guns. Non-blowback guns, or GNB, are a step-up from spring powered airsoft guns, they don’t have the gas actuated slide mechanism, are cheaper than blowback guns and don't use as much gas. GNBs can shoot as fast as you can pull the trigger and offer a very realistic experience for the player. The Non-blowback">”">Non-blowback gun has less moving parts than other gas-powered guns and because of this less is likely to go wrong with it.

The most common gas-powered gun is the gas-blowback, when fired the power behind the recoil that is created by the gas provides an impression of handling a real firearm. They operate by using green gas either stored in the magazine or on-board to compress the air used to force the bb out of the barrel. The same gas is then used to cycle back the slide, causing recoil by cycling the slide back and forwards. This kind of structure is usually much quieter than the AEG’s or spring airsoft guns, which allows the player using it to gain more ground by sneaking up on their opponents. The gas blowback airsoft gun has the ability to fire pellets at a speed that is similar to a real gun and can be an exciting and challenging experience.

The sport of Airsoft is now available in many countries around the world and its popularity is increasing all the time. Airsoft games are fun and handling a replica of a real military firearm is an exhilarating experience. If you are looking for an airsoft pistol to play in war games, then Gas Airsoft Guns are good quality models to buy.

About the Author:

Michiel Van Kets provides article services for Charles Bernardi who is an Airsoft gun retailer, enthusiast and owner of The Company offers items such as Airsoft BB guns, Gas">”">Gas Airsoft guns and Gas">”">Gas Powered rifles. For information, tips or advice visit the website.

Article Source: - The Difference Between Gas Blowback and Non-Blowback Gas Airsoft Guns

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Airsoft FAQs: What is Dead Man Walking?

dead man walkingAuthor: Mike Zhang

Because airsoft relies on the honor system, a fair skirmish requires that players call themselves out when they have been hit. Players must also avoid firing at any player who has been hit but has not yet exited the playing field. A player is eliminated when he or she is hit on any part of the body, including on gear such as goggles and vests. In most cases, eliminated players are supposed to exit the field of play until a new round starts or they are permitted to reenter the game. An exception is when the game is being played with a medic. In this case, hit players typically remain down in place until the player designated as the medic arrives and “revives” them. When a medic is not part of the scenario, hit players are usually required to leave the playing field and return to the staging area, or 'safe zone,' where they remain until the skirmish ends or they are permitted to reenter the game. "Dead man walking" is a widely known expression used in airsoft to signify that a player has been eliminated and should not be a target for enemy fire.

While the "dead man walking" signal is pretty widely known, different fields have their own specific rules for what a player should do after being hit. Some organizations stipulate that hit players should carry their airsoft guns high above their heads while returning to the safe zone. Some say to both hold your weapon high while shouting "dead man walking." Being aware of what these signals mean is important not just so that you can communicate to other players when you are hit, but also so that you will not fire on another player that has been hit. Because of the variations in rules from field to field, learning the guidelines put forth for a particular event is critical to having a fun and fair skirmish.

About the Author:

Mike Zhang is the VP of Operations of Airsoft Megastore, a leading online provider of Airsoft guns, gear and accessories. Airsoft Megastore offers guaranteed lowest prices on airsoft guns including airsoft sniper rifles.

Article Source: - Airsoft FAQs: What is Dead Man Walking?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Most Unique Ghillie Suit

most unique gillie suitAuthor: James E Mizzell

This is the third in a series of 6 episodes in which I describe and discuss the virtues of the more popular ghillie suits. In this episode we'll talk about the most unique ghillie suit on the market; the Chameleon ghillie suit.

This is another synthetic based suit and like the others it is fire-retardant, rot-proof, scent-free, non-allergenic, and will not rot your teeth. The synthetic suits are much lighter and cooler than the older jute

The single thing that sets this suit apart from all the rest is the synthetic "leaf". The leaf is nothing more than a piece of stiff , synthetic material about 10 inches long with the ends shaped like a leaf. This leaf is then tied to the mesh just as the jute or synthetic thread was. Over 700 of these leaves are tied to a single suit.

I was skeptical when I first read about this suit. It didn't sound to me as if it would be very effective. I couldn't have been more wrong. Right out of the box, the chameleon ghillie suit is superior camouflage. With just a minimum of enhancement through vegetation, no suit I know of can beat it and only a few can approach equaling it.

It is a one piece full body suit that covers from that little hot place on top of your head all the way down to the part the chiggers bite first (your ankles). It weighs less than 5 lbs, and thanks to those unique "leaves", and only a mesh liner, it is cooler than any other suit on the market at this time. there are a few strands of the thread mixed in, but not enough to weigh anything or to hinder the air flow.

When putting on any mesh lined ghillie suit, the mesh tries to hang on anything and everything. This trial can be eased by simply covering your hands with a couple of plastic bags (the kind you bring your groceries home in). Your fingers slide right into the suit without hanging on anything. You can take off the bags once you're in the suit.

The sleeves can be fstened in place with the drawstrings and cord locks. The suit is split on each side from the knee down to facilitate movement(sort of like a hookers skirt, but not as high).

The Chameleon ghillie is available in 3 camo color patterns- woodland, desert, or mossy and comes in 2 sizes- med/lg and XL/XXL. This same camo concept is available in a head and shoulders version, a face veil, and a gear wrap.

About the Author:

I am James Mizzell, owner of 3 websites;
I am retired, living in Florida and working on another site.

Article Source: - The Most Unique Ghillie Suit

Sunday, October 4, 2009


This is my very first airsoft gun, an A&K M4 CQB. I bought it in a black market in Quiapo Philippines for 4,500 pesos. It shoot at about 420 FPS out of the box, but when the spring settle down it go down to 390 to 400 FPS. I made a mock silenter for my gun, I made it from a couple of PVC pipes from our backyard.
After this gun have settled, I upgraded the internal part of it. I have changed the spring to SP140, I have change the spring guide, cylinder head, piston body and the gears. Right after it was upgraded it shoot up on whooping 530 FPS, it really hurts when you are hit with that. But wen it settled it go down to 450 FPS.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Choosing the Right Gas for Your Airsoft Gun

Author: Don J

Realism, accuracy, operating action, and cost of operation are just a few of the reasons gas airsoft guns have become extremely popular in the United States in recent years. The most important aspects of owning, operating, and maintaining a gas airsoft gun is the appropriate selection of propellant. The most commonly used propellants are 134A, green gas, and CO2.

The type of gas needed is determined by several factors. Airsoft guns are typically designed to run only one type of gas. However, there is an inherent problem with this approach. The pressure a gas exerts, power in the case of an airsoft gun, depends on temperature. The same propellant that is acceptable at room temperature may be harmful to the same airsoft gun, in let's say Arizona in August.

The exact opposite also holds true. A gas airsoft gun that works perfectly fine indoors during the winter months in Montreal may begin to malfunction soon after stepping outdoors. In this case because of the decrease in temperature, the gas pressure inside the airsoft gun has dropped to such a level that there is no longer enough power to complete the firing action of the gun. This reduced pressure can also allow the valve to remain open after a shot and result in the expulsion of the remaining gas.

Gas selection depends on the manufacturers initial design intentions, as well as, the temperature at which the airsoft gun will be operating. While using a more powerful gas or using the recommended gas at an elevated temperature you run the risk of damaging your airsoft gun.

134A is typically recommended for airsoft guns of Japanese origin, although there are exceptions. This gas can be used under all but the coldest environmental conditions. The temperature drop during the winter months usually starts affecting these guns at 40 degrees and below. When your airsoft gun begins to misfire it is general safe to move to the more powerful green gas or propane.

Green gas is the most popular of the gases in airsoft. The majority of guns, especially from countries other than Japan, are designed to utilize this type of gas. During summer months, the temperate may cause green gas may become too powerful and damage your gun. The quality of airsoft guns that are designed to use green gas vary greatly, and make a hard temperature limit difficult at best. However, if the ambient temperature is approaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit you may wish to switch to the less powerful 134A. The amount of direct sunlight and frequency of use need to be considered as well, if your airsoft gun is in continuous use, the process of expelling a little gas for each shot will actually lower the temperature of your gun.

CO2 airsoft guns, with a rare exception, will only be able to accept CO2. CO2 operates in a wider temperature range, but the cost of operation and over all hassle of dealing with the intricacies of this gas make it less than favourable. CO2 is generally frowned upon in the airsoft community except for some speciality rifles that have a small but loyal following.

About the Author:

Find out more about gas airsoft guns at Trinity Airsoft.

Article Source: - Choosing the Right Gas for Your Airsoft Gun

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Airsoft FAQs: What is Hop Up?

Author: Mike Zhang

Most serious airsoft players understand hop up and have formed their opinions as to its usefulness, but not all players have quite grasped the concept. Today’s installment of our new "Airsoft FAQs" series focuses on just that topic – what is hop up?

A hop up system in an airsoft gun is designed to increase the traveled distance and vertical accuracy of a pellet fired from an airsoft gun by adjusting its trajectory. Many airsoft players enjoy the ability to hit a target from longer distances than would be possible without a hop up system.

Put simply, a hop up system places backspin on a BB as it travels down the barrel to adjust the path it will follow when it exits the barrel. A small protrusion in the top of the barrel touches the BB as it passes, creating a controlled backspin. Backspin gives the BB lift, allowing it to counteract the effects of gravity for a longer period of time. This allows the BB to move along a more level path, increasing the distance it can travel. Generally speaking, vertical but not horizontal accuracy should be improved with the use of accurately adjusted hop up. Of course, in reality, many factors come into play with regard to accuracy, including the wind and the skill of the player.

Adjustable hop up allows the user to control the amount of backspin that is placed on a BB, but it is important to note that only those experienced with hop up should attempt to work with it. Usually hop up is adjusted by turning a wheel, which moves the protruding nub up or down to put more or less backspin on the BB. Hop up is an incremental adjustment, and adjusting it all the way to one side or the other can cause jamming and inadvertent damage to the gun’s internals. This is because the protruded piece can alter the shape of the BBs exit path too much. If you are not experienced working with this type of system, you may not want to take the risk by experimenting with your guns.

About the Author:

Mike Zhang is the VP of Operations of Airsoft Megastore, the #1 fastest growing Airsoft retailer in the nation. Airsoft Megastore offers the latest airsoft guns and gear as well as a 125% low price guarantee on all new Airsoft guns and gear.

Article Source: - Airsoft FAQs: What is Hop Up?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Will just any BBs work in my Airsoft Guns?

Author: Mike Zhang

You may have noticed that some discount retailers and big box sporting goods stores sell BBs, and perhaps wondered if purchasing them for your airsoft guns would be a good bargain. More than likely, the BBs you find in retailers that are not airsoft stores do not meet the recommended specifications for use in airsoft guns. High powered airsoft guns can be permanently damaged and their warranties voided if used with incorrect or low quality BBs.

The quality of BBs used in an airsoft gun actually makes a big difference in performance. Seamless, precision high-grade BBs are recommended for optimal performance and to prevent damage to the gun. Often BBs labeled ‘seamless’ at big box retailers are not manufactured to the same strict specifications as are those offered by airsoft providers, and do not meet the recommended standard for use in most airsoft guns. Low quality BBs used in an airsoft gun can shatter, causing the gun to jam and potentially damaging internal components irreparably. If you use the wrong BBs and your gun is damaged, the warranty will be voided and you will be left with a broken gun.

The quality BBs that are recommended for airsoft guns will allow for better performance and protect the gun from unnecessary damage. Precision high-grade seamless BBS are manufactured to strict standards regarding density and spherical consistency and have higher quality craftsmanship, resulting in better performance and higher feet per second (FPS) than their cheaper counterparts.

The importance of using quality BBs is a lesson that too many new airsoft players learn the hard way. Remember that it is also important to use the correct BB size and weight recommended for each of your guns.

About the Author:

Mike Zhang is the VP of Operations of Airsoft Megastore, the #1 fastest growing Airsoft retailer in the nation. Airsoft Megastore offers the latest airsoft guns and gear as well as a 125% low price guarantee on all new Airsoft guns and gear.

Article Source: - Will just any BBs work in my Airsoft Guns?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Youngest Maxximus Airsoft Team Member

This kid was the youngest member of our airsoft team (Maxximus Airsoft Team), he was the son of my friend, his name was Jericho del Prado.
Don't be fooled by the looks of this kid, he may be look so innocent, but when you see him in airsoft action I am you sure you will be amazed with this kid. He never feared to to attack the enemies, and he shoots very well, he was very aggressive every game and if I am not mistaken in every he used to hit at least 2 to 3 enemies, not bad for a kid like him, compared to me, there are times that I don't anything but the walls.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My First Game

This was my very first picture holding an Airsoft gun, it is a gun of my friend, is is KWA M4-A1. In this picture, I think I was really like one of the terrorist, cause I was just wearing a jeans and my jersey. Cause normally airsoft players wear BDU (battle dress uniform) during games.
And this was also my very first airsoft game, this was at Sonic Boom. I think I never hit any one during this first game, cause I don't know yet the strategy and I am too nervous to be hit by BB's coming from our enemies gun. So what I did is just hide and hide, all throughout the game.
But after that day, me, my wife and my friend proceeded to an airsoft shop and buy my very first airsoft gun, it is an A&K M4 CQB.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A&K Dragunov Review

A review by Sir Blaze of FilAirsoft.Com

The Rifle is inside a long, plain, cardboard box without any markings, pulling the foam inserts from the box, It revealed the gun with a cheekpad already installed, a high-cap magazine, a adjusting tool and a bag of BB's.

The A&K Dragunov is a confirmed clone of the KA/AtoZ Dragunov. Performance was amazing, it clocked at 460~480 FPS and range was just ridiculously far, the BB just kept on going straight!

Everything on this gun is Metal, except for the Handguard and stock, the only part that attracts magnets is the trigger guard, I wouldn't say pot metal, the quality of the finish is good.

I quickly opened up the gun, everything is bone dry. It seems that A&K did not bother to lube the rifle. Disassembly is very easy, all you need is a set of jewelers, a 1.5 and 3mm Allen and a small, rubber mallet. the whole rifle is held together with grub screws and pins, which is a simple, yet solid design.

I was horrified to see large chunks of Metal(maybe from the fabrication of parts) inside the cylinder. The piston is ported and very light, and is ported. The piston and hop assembly is made from Blue anodized metal. The trigger assembly is quite tricky to remove and to later install back to the gun. After some tinkering and a tube of lube later, I tested it out again. It does not like to use BB's lighter than .25's .

You adjust the hop-up by cocking the both back and adjusting it by tightening or loosening a grub screw. I also found out that it uses a V-hop up design.

My thoughts about the gun:

After, 5 shots, the hand began to hurt, later i had bruises in my hand.
A good pair of gloves is important with this rifle.

It has a long and heavy trigger pull.

a good repro scope costs more than the gun!

Accuracy and range is just awesome!

I don't think the sear will last very long.

It is quite light.

cool blue piston!

cool blue hop-up!

Taking the gun down is easier than adjusting the Hop-up

Adjusting the hop is a two person job(one holds back the bolt while the other one adjusts the grub screw)

Hi-cap magazine should be able to hold at least a hundred rounds.

The whole barrel assembly, including the front sight and flashhider is one piece.

Oh yeah, there is no aftermarket support for this gun.

Did I mention the Accuracy and range is awesome?

Friday, August 28, 2009

My Sanded WE 1911

This is my sanded WE 1911. It's original color was black, I used paint remover and sand it with a smooth sander. I used it as my sidearm. Sidearm is very important in while playing airsoft specially during CQB games. It shoots at around 320 FPS using green gas.

WE M1911 Fullmetal GBB Technical Info w/ Review

This is a review of source source™

This is my very 1st gas blow back, although having handled aegs, aeps and springers, i am a complete noob when it comes to GBBs, although i fired some, but i haven't owned one until now

I was ordering a 1911 tactical, but due to some circumstances, ended up with the 1911, THE BOX the box looks like any ordinary pistol black box but it is much smaller than i anticipated

inside the box is the 1911 full metal handgun, the extra mag wrapped in plastic, and a manual for the M1911 THE GUN The body my 1st impression upon seeing the gun was "it looks like plastic" maybe this is because of the 'gray' paint the WE painted on, the 'wood grips' are painted in dark brown, being used to black or wooden colored guns, my eyes has not adjusted yet to the grayish color of the 1911, i have not fired nor handled a real 1911 so i have no idea or comparison between both,

The sights the iron sights is a bit of a drawback for my taste, the rear sight is fixed, meaning, nothing i could ever do to correct the line of aim to the line of fire,

there are also no markings or white dots on the rear or even the front sight, which may hinder quick acquisition of targets due to the fact that in a dim lighted room, a gray colored sights will just blend in the foreground, i'll just use a white ink eraser and blot in dots to the rear sight and front sight, Grin the mag the unit comes with 2 mags, good for newbies like me LOL, the mag is made of metal and each will hold around 15 rounds, its a single stack mag.. so the 2 clips will give you at least 30 bbs. charging the mag with gas is easy, this was my 1st time to charge a mag and no spills at all, just align the nozzles, a quick press and 3-4 seconds later, release.. have no idea regarding the charging time of gas, but 5 seconds gives me 2 full clips (yes, 2 full clips compared to a friends' 1911 tactical that will just give 1 and a half clip, or am i just overcharging mine? Huh? ) the cool down on mags just like in other WE GBBs is also present in this unit, quick succession of double taps will freeze your mag faster than you can say Mississippi Grin

The slide the slide is made of metal, what kind of metal? i have no idea, but it is somewhat like a pot metal or an alloy, the problem that i can foresee in this slide is that its a little softer than the slide catch and in time, the slide catch will dig its way towards the rear of the slide like a mole burrowing in the sand Smiley the slide has no markings in it.. as blank as a bond paper, and you could put in any engravings of your desire such as the name of your dog, or your anniversary, imagination is the limit LOL the ejection port has a .45acp engraved on it

The Business End

the controls since im used to those KWC teka teka's, its usual for me to ignore what the heck is the function of this thing and that, since i know that most springer pistols have those 'controls' just for the looks and 'realism' of copying, they dont serve a purpose at all, although some does, but not all the WE 1911 boast a full working control such as the slide safety and the grip safety , you cant fire the gun when the safety controls are not engaged well, mag catch button works wonders, no problem with these.. FIRING the sound again, since im used to using guns that do 'plok' and those that do 'hwii-plok, hwiiiplok plok plok" using this gun adds up a new note to my ear, a piece of sound that puts a grin into my face, the kick of the gun is quite strong, stronger than the kwc sig sauer i handled, but at par with the WE tactical (yeah, they are just the same LOL) the accuracy i havent set the hop up yet but the drawback of the site has taken its toll, the gun fires slightly off to the right, at 3 meters! so upon increasing the distance, it'll increase the right ward trajectory of the gun, i dont want to end up firing to the left just to hit a target to the right LOL, but since i havent tested it outside ( i arrived around 8pm, its raining, and i could just do some indoor plinking) so i'll leave the accuracy until i could fully test the unit the hop up adjustment wheel

the power have not chronoed the unit yet, but it cant penetrate a side of a can at point blank although it'll give a very deep dent, will do more test on these later THE DISASSEMBLY the disassembly of the unit is quite easy and as others said,. does disassemble like the real thing, just align the 1st notch beside the groove of the slide catch, align it to the rear end of the slide release

then pull the take down pin/slide release out

the goodies

its a 1911!
full metal
green gas ready
extra mags
adjustable hop up
fully working controls
good fps

the baddies

poor metal Smiley
small clip size
prone to cool down effect
fixed sights
grayish look (some may find this as a goodie)

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